What if there was a way to effectively keep tooth decay from invading the hard-to-clean areas in your mouth? There is! Dental Sealants are a quick and easy treatment that essentially seal off the chewing surfaces of the molars, making them easier to keep clean and warding off pesky decay-causing bacteria.
An ounce of prevention…
What Are Dental Sealants and How Do They Work?
Our back molars are hard to reach and keep as clean as we would like. This is especially true for children, who don’t always have the best oral hygiene habits to begin with. Food tends to get stuck in the deep crevices on the chewing surfaces of our back teeth, and this can be a big problem because it invites tooth decay in the hardest-to-clean areas of the mouth.
Dental Sealants are one solution that we often recommend for children, teens, and even adults who have a high potential for tooth decay in their molars. The treatment is so simple, only takes a few minutes to complete, and can be done at any time. There is no need for any numbing agent, which means no needles, so you or your child can get sealants without any fear of pain or discomfort.
A Dental Sealant is simply a special bio-compatible substance that we “paint” onto the chewing surface of any tooth that poses a potential problem. Once dried and cured, the substance hardens, forming an impenetrable barrier against plaque buildup. If food and bacteria can’t stick to the tooth enamel, then they can’t cause decay. It’s as simple as that!
Dental Sealants will eventually wear away with normal activity, but they can last up to 10 years in most cases. The best thing about Sealants, besides how easy they are to place, is that you can get them again when they do wear off to keep protecting your teeth for as long as you want.
10 out of 10 — Would Recommend
At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we highly recommend Dental Sealants for children, teens, and adults who could use extra protection against tooth decay because we firmly believe that prevention is always the best strategy. With a treatment this simple and effective, there is really no downside. You deserve to have healthy teeth at every stage of your life!
Call Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness at 704-233-3430 today to make an appointment with Dr. Joe Chichetti or Dr. Reena Patel and learn more about Dental Sealants in Charlotte, North Carolina.